In the Champions League Semifinal, Bayern Munich draws first blood against Real Madrid

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In a largely claustrophobic game at the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich dramatically defeated Real Madrid 2-1 thanks to an 89th-minute strike by Mario Gomez, giving Jose Mourinho endless cause for concern heading into the second leg at the Bernabeu on April 25.

Many wondered how Real Madrid would handle its first truly top-class opponent in the Champions League knockout stages -- having sparred with CSKA Moscow and cruised past plucky APOEL in the round of 16 and quarterfinals -- and I suppose this dispiriting defeat gives us plenty of indication....

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